Skip to contents

Alejandra Cancino, Better Government Association

Cabrini-Green Residents Were Promised 2,500 Construction Jobs. They Got 40

To quell a rising controversy 25 years ago that threatened to derail his grand plan to raze the public housing complex, Mayor Richard M. Daley made promises to the residents he was kicking out — including jobs.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Cabrini-Green: A History of Broken Promises

Transforming Chicago’s most famous public housing complex will cost taxpayers $2 billion. It also came with often-unkept promises of jobs, city contracts and homes for those forced from the neighborhood.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

City Panel Approves $600 Million To Finish Cabrini-Green Redevelopment

The city is pledging to follow through on promises it made when the public housing complex Cabrini-Green was ordered demolished more than two decades ago.


Lightfoot Defiende Acciones De La Municipalidad Por Demolición De Chimenea Industrial En La Villita

Durante un encuentro virtual de la alcaldía, como parte del proyecto “Lens on Lightfoot”, la edil sostiene que el promotor inmobiliario es el culpable y promete que tal incidente no volverá a ocurrir.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Lightfoot Defends City’s Actions On Little Village Smokestack Demolition: ‘I Don’t Believe We Were Negligent’

During a virtual town hall as part of a “Lens on Lightfoot” event, the mayor maintains the developer is at fault but vows such an incident won’t happen again.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Aides Caring For Vulnerable Seniors Amid Coronavirus Still On The Job Despite Lack Of Masks, Protective Gear And Social Distancing

As many as 22 home care clients who are part of an Illinois program have tested positive for COVID-19, including five who died, state says. Some home health aides also have tested positive.

Bronzeville, Near South Side